Monday, January 31, 2011
While I consider myself a homeschooler, I do send my daughter for a few hours each week to a local charter school. To do my part as a parent in the school's community, I volunteered myself and my dh to run a chess club after school. Today was the first day of the club. The children were great, plenty of adults showed up to help out, and there were nearly enough chessboards. I can see that flexibility and diplomacy will be key to this endeavor--flexibility to deal with shifting numbers and abilities as some beginners outstrip others, and diplomacy to gently correct children who are certain that pawns can move backwards.
at 4:50 PM